Thursday's Sports in Brief

Thursday's Sports in Brief
November 23, 2012, 5:07 am
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector ``Macho'' Camacho is clinically brain dead, doctors said Thursday, but family members disagreed over whether to take him off life support, and two of the fighter's aunts said that relatives had agreed to wait two more days.

Dr. Ernesto Torres said doctors had no more medical tests to perform on Camacho, who was shot in the face Tuesday night.

``We have done everything we could,'' said Torres, who is director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. ``We have to tell the people of Puerto Rico and the entire world that Macho Camacho has died, he is brain dead.''


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Tim Tebow says he broke two ribs in the New York Jets' loss at Seattle two weeks ago.

Tebow did not play in the Jets' 49-19 loss to the New England Patriots despite the offense struggling and fans chanting for him to replace Mark Sanchez at quarterback throughout the game. He was listed as questionable for the game with a rib ailment, but fully practiced Wednesday.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his wife Ashley are giving thanks for their new bundle of joy.

Benjamin Roethlisberger Jr. arrived Wednesday at 10:06 p.m., according to the athlete's website. The couple's first child weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was just over 19 inches long.

The quarterback posted Thursday that mother and baby boy were doing well.

``We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers, it really means a lot to us. God is so good!'' he wrote.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - An apologetic Buffalo Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin acknowledges he was wrong and will not dispute a $75 fine for failing to follow a crew member's orders during a flight to Buffalo.

McKelvin said Thursday that he was ticketed for refusing to turn off his cellphone and failing to buckle his seatbelt while traveling from New York City on Tuesday.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Morehead State first-year coach Sean Woods is facing possible disciplinary action after appearing to shove Eagles' point guard Devon Atkinson during Wednesday's 81-70 loss to Kentucky.

Athletic department spokesman Matt Segal said Thursday the situation is being discussed internally and any disciplinary action would be announced Friday.

Atkinson fouled out with 5:51 remaining, and an agitated Woods shouted at the senior as he walked toward the bench. The coach then appeared to shove Atkinson in the back, pushing him forward, and continued yelling at him during the timeout.


LONDON (AP) - Defending champion Atletico Madrid and 12 other teams advanced to the knockout stage in the Europa League, while Liverpool must wait after conceding a stunning late equalizer to Young Boys.

Raul Garcia scored early in Atletico's 1-0 victory over Hapoel Tel Aviv, allowing the Spanish side to reach the last 32 from Group B with Viktoria Plzen.

Napoli, Lazio and wealthy Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala were among the other sides to advance, leaving five qualifying places up for grabs in the final round of games in two weeks.

Liverpool was denied a spot in the knockout stage by two superbly taken second-half goals by Young Boys, with Raul Bobadilla scoring the Swiss team's first goal with an angled volley and Elsad Zverotic clinching a draw in the 88th by smashing home a left-footer.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Sockers will set a U.S. professional team record if they win their 41st straight game Friday night.

The Sockers will face the Toros de Mexico at the former San Diego Sports Arena.

The Sockers beat the Arizona Storm last weekend to tie the record of 40 straight victories set by the Sioux Falls Storm of United Indoor Football from 2005-2008.